2012 in review: Retailers that collapsed in 2012

More than 300 retailers have gone into administration this year, figures from the Insolvency Service show. Here, we look at some of the major high street players that collapsed in 2012.

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Comet
Comet became the 29th major high street casualty of 2012 when it filed for administration in November.
Number of stores 238
Number of employees 6,000

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JJB Sports
Went into administration October
Number of stores 180
Number of employees 4,000

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Ethel Austin
Went into administration July
Number of stores 60

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Julian Graves
Went into administration July
Number of stores 189
Number of employees 755

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Clinton Cards
Went into administration May
Number of stores 767
Number of employees 8,500

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Aquascutum
Went into administration April
Number of stores 3
Number of employees 250

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Game
Went into administration March
Number of stores 1,300
Number of employees 10,000

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Pumpkin Patch
Went into administration January
Number of stores 36
Number of employees 400

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Peacocks
Went into administration January
Number of stores 550
Number of employees 9,600

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La Senza
Went into administration January
Number of stores 146
Number of employees 2,600

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Past Times
Went into administration January
Number of stores 100
Number of employees 1,000

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Blacks Leisure
Went into administration January
Number of stores 306
Number of employees 3,885

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